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Can Qatar and its neighbours recover from the blockade?

The blockade of Qatar appears to have ended.

In 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt abruptly severed ties with the Gulf state, closed their borders, and shut their airspace to Qatari aeroplanes.

On Tuesday, all sides signed an agreement in Saudi Arabia aimed at restoring relations.

But it is unclear whether the issues at the heart of the dispute have been resolved.

So, can they move forward after more than three and a half years of mistrust?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Majed Al-Ansari – president, Qatar International Academy for Security Studies

Bader Al-Saif – assistant professor of History, Kuwait University

Rami Khouri – director of Global Engagement, American University of Beirut